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growling

  • noun a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growl.

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pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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tarzan

  • noun (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan of the Apes.

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clamoring

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb make loud demands
    clamor; clamour.
    • he clamored for justice and tolerance

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cussed

  • adjective satellite stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    obdurate; unrepentant; obstinate.
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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antagonize

  • verb provoke the hostility of
    antagonise.
    • Don't antagonize your boss
  • verb act in opposition to
    counteract; antagonise.

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schnook

  • noun (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
    shnook.
    • don't be such an apologetic shnook

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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flouter

  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; mocker; scoffer.

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sonny_boy

  • noun a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
    lad; laddie; sonny; cub.

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disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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last_straw

  • noun the final irritation that stretches your patience beyond the limit

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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vociferator

  • noun a loud and vehement speaker (usually in protest)

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debunking

  • noun the exposure of falseness or pretensions
    repudiation.
    • the debunking of religion has been too successful
  • verb expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    debunk; expose.
    • The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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foster

  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.

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obstinate

  • verb persist stubbornly
    • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; unregenerate.

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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masculine

  • noun a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
  • adjective of grammatical gender

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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raillery

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; backchat.

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cold_turkey

  • noun a blunt expression of views
    • I told him cold turkey
  • noun complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
    • he quit smoking cold turkey
    • she quit her job cold turkey

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cussedly

  • adverb in a stubborn unregenerate manner
    obstinately; obdurately; stubbornly; mulishly; pig-headedly.
    • she remained stubbornly in the same position

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splutter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    sputter.

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masculinity

  • noun the properties characteristic of the male sex
    maleness.
  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

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barracking

  • noun shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
    heckling.
  • verb lodge in barracks
    barrack.

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keep_in_line

  • verb control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    control; manipulate.
    • She manipulates her boss
    • She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
    • The teacher knew how to keep the class in line
    • she keeps in line

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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hue_and_cry

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; clamoring; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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ironist

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ridiculer; satirist.

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posseman

  • noun an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse

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sheik

  • noun the leader of an Arab village or family
    sheikh; tribal sheikh; tribal sheik; Arab chief.
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; fashion plate.

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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pique

  • noun tightly woven fabric with raised cords
  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    temper; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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brother

  • noun a male with the same parents as someone else
    blood brother.
    • my brother still lives with our parents
  • noun a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
    • none of his brothers would betray him

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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war_cry

  • noun a slogan used to rally support for a cause
    rallying cry; cry; watchword; battle cry.
    • a cry to arms
    • our watchword will be `democracy'
  • noun a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    battle cry; rallying cry; war whoop.

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yiddish

  • noun a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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harry

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    ravage.

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snit

  • noun a state of agitated irritation
    • he was in a snit

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blue_murder

  • noun an extravagantly loud outcry
    • she screamed blue murder

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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instigant

  • noun someone who deliberately foments trouble
    firebrand; inciter; instigator; provoker.
    • she was the instigator of their quarrel

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gasbag

  • noun a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
    windbag.
  • noun the bag containing the gas in a balloon
    envelope.

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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sigh

  • noun an utterance made by exhaling audibly
    suspiration.
  • noun a sound like a person sighing
    • she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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shnook

  • noun (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
    schnook.
    • don't be such an apologetic shnook

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blaspheme

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
    • blaspheme God

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takeoff

  • noun a departure; especially of airplanes
  • noun the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

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get_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; go out; exit.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb take out of a container or enclosed space
    bring out.
    • Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!

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virility

  • noun the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
    manfulness; manliness.

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chuckle

  • noun a soft partly suppressed laugh
    chortle.
  • verb laugh quietly or with restraint
    chortle; laugh softly.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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coquet

  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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victimization

  • noun adversity resulting from being made a victim
    • his victimization infuriated him
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    exploitation; using; victimisation.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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convulse

  • verb make someone convulse with laughter
    • The comedian convulsed the crowd
  • verb be overcome with laughter

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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japheth

  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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exacerbate

  • verb make worse
    worsen; aggravate; exasperate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain
  • verb exasperate or irritate
    aggravate; exasperate.

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exasperation

  • noun an exasperated feeling of annoyance
    aggravation.
  • noun actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

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haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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mischief-maker

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    troublemaker; bad hat; trouble maker; troubler.

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graybeard

  • noun a man who is very old
    old man; greybeard; Methuselah.

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reply

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    answer; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    response.
    • he growled his reply

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charade

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; burlesque; parody.
  • noun a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

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pooh-pooh

  • verb express contempt about
  • verb reject with contempt
    freeze off; spurn; disdain; reject; scorn; turn down.
    • She spurned his advances

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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womaniser

  • noun a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
    philanderer; womanizer.

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ruffle

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    flounce; frill; furbelow.
  • noun a high tight collar
    choker; neck ruff; ruff.

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scoffing

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoff; jeering; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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bloke

  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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laugh_loudly

  • verb laugh boisterously
    guffaw.

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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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laddie

  • noun a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
    lad; sonny; cub; sonny boy.

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bachelor

  • noun a man who has never been married
    unmarried man.
  • noun a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
    bachelor-at-arms; knight bachelor.

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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francois_rabelais

  • noun author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
    Rabelais.

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roaring

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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shriek

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    screech; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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molestation

  • noun the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
  • noun the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    harassment.

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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chutzpanik

  • noun (Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa

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tire

  • noun hoop that covers a wheel
    tyre.
    • automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; weary.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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enmity

  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    hostility; antagonism.
  • noun the feeling of a hostile person
    ill will; hostility.
    • he could no longer contain his hostility

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gent

  • noun informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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bruiser

  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; Samson; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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screech

  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes
  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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exploitation

  • noun the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    development.
    • the development of Alaskan resources
    • the exploitation of copper deposits
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    using; victimisation; victimization.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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airport

  • noun an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
    aerodrome; drome; airdrome.

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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boo

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
    hiss.

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simpleton

  • noun a person lacking intelligence or common sense
    simple.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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verbalism

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words
    verbiage.

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explain

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explicate.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb define
    • The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

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vociferation

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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repudiation

  • noun rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    renunciation.
    • Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
  • noun refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities)
    • the repudiation of the debt by the city

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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male_offspring

  • noun a child who is male
    man-child.

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catamite

  • noun a boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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expletive

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
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  • noun a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

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curse_word

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath.
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treatment

  • noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    intervention.
  • noun the management of someone or something
    handling.
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

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scoffer

  • noun someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    gorger.
  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; mocker.

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ridiculer

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; satirist.

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noncussing

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feller

  • noun a person who fells trees
    faller; lumberman; logger; lumberjack.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

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decimus_junius_juvenalis

  • noun Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
    Juvenal.

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manipulate

  • verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    pull wires; pull strings.
    • He manipulated public opinion in his favor
  • verb hold something in one's hands and move it

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altar_boy

  • noun a boy serving as an acolyte

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mischief-making

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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use

  • noun the act of using
    utilization; utilisation; usage; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun what something is used for
    function; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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opposer

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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beleaguer

  • verb annoy persistently
    badger; pester; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer
  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    circumvent; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna

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dude

  • noun an informal form of address for a man
    buster; fellow.
    • Say, fellow, what are you doing?
    • Hey buster, what's up?
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; sheik; fashion plate.

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irritate

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
    • Aspirin irritates my stomach

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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platitudinize

  • verb utter platitudes
    • The candidate platitudinized and bored the audience

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strapper

  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    bruiser; Samson; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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ball_boy

  • noun a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players

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schlepper

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; shlepper; shlep.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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rankle

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; eat into.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered

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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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monkey_business

  • noun mischievous or deceitful behavior

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shout_out

  • verb utter a sudden loud cry
    cry; hollo; squall; shout; call; holler; yell; scream.
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
  • verb utter in a very loud voice
    vociferate.
    • They vociferated their demands

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cold_war

  • noun a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
  • noun a state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States

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cackle

  • noun the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; yak; yakety-yak.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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altar

  • noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given
    communion table; Lord's table.
  • noun a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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kiosk

  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    stall; cubicle; booth.

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ooh

  • verb express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
    aah.
    • They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents

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verbalization

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalisation.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalisation.

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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bemock

  • verb treat with contempt
    mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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babu

  • noun used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
    baboo.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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rallying

  • noun the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    • the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    rally.
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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get_at

  • verb reach or gain access to
    access.
    • How does one access the attic in this house?
    • I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof
  • verb influence by corruption

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backchat

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; raillery.

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annoy

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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gravel

  • noun rock fragments and pebbles
    crushed rock.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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divorced

  • adjective satellite of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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profaneness

  • noun an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
  • noun unholiness by virtue of being profane
    unsanctification.

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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sibilate

  • verb pronounce with an initial sibilant
  • verb utter a sibilant

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patriarch

  • noun title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)
  • noun the male head of family or tribe
    paterfamilias.

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pour

  • verb cause to run
    • pour water over the floor
  • verb move in large numbers
    swarm; teem; stream; pullulate.
    • people were pouring out of the theater
    • beggars pullulated in the plaza

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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botheration

  • noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    annoyance; vexation; irritation.
  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain in the ass; pain; infliction; bother; pain in the neck.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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inciter

  • noun someone who deliberately foments trouble
    firebrand; instigator; instigant; provoker.
    • she was the instigator of their quarrel

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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laughter

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laugh.
  • noun the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn
    • he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd

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ejaculator

  • noun a man who ejaculates semen
  • noun a speaker who utters a sudden exclamation

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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motor_horn

  • noun a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
    automobile horn; horn; hooter; car horn.

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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sibilant_consonant

  • noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    sibilant.

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disparagement

  • noun a communication that belittles somebody or something
    depreciation; derogation.
  • noun the act of speaking contemptuously of
    dispraise.

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automobile_horn

  • noun a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
    horn; hooter; car horn; motor horn.

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villain

  • noun a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
    scoundrel.
  • noun the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
    baddie.

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want

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; privation.
  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; lack.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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martyr

  • noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
    sufferer.
  • noun one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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offspring

  • noun the immediate descendants of a person
    progeny; issue.
    • she was the mother of many offspring
    • he died without issue
  • noun something that comes into existence as a result
    materialisation; materialization.
    • industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
    • this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts

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contempt

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; disdain.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
    disrespect.

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condemn

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; decry; reprobate; objurgate.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
    • The building was condemned by the inspector

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swearer

  • noun someone who uses profanity
  • noun someone who takes a solemn oath

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befooling

  • noun derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
    stultification.
  • verb make a fool or dupe of
    fool; befool; gull.

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provoke

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    evoke; call forth; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

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jape

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; jest; laugh.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point

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vamper

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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goad

  • noun a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    prod.
  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; spurring; prodding; prod; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

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swear

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; swan; assert; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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farm_boy

  • noun a boy who has grown up on a farm

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nark

  • noun an informer or spy working for the police
    copper's nark.
  • noun a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
    narcotics agent; narc.

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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bawdy

  • noun lewd or obscene talk or writing
    bawdry.
    • it was smoking-room bawdry
    • they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy
  • adjective satellite humorously vulgar
    off-color; ribald.
    • bawdy songs
    • off-color jokes
    • ribald language

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verbal_expression

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbalism; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours

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foster_brother

  • noun your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
    foster-brother.

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iron_man

  • noun a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
    ironman.

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smut

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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tantaliser

  • noun someone who tantalizes; a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach
    tantalizer.

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heckling

  • noun shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
    barracking.
  • verb comb with a heckle
    heckle; hatchel; hackle.
    • heckle hemp or flax

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farm

  • noun workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
    • it takes several people to work the farm
  • verb be a farmer; work as a farmer
    • My son is farming in California

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scoff

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; jeering; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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abuse

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; ill-treatment; ill-usage.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse
  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; vilification; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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hombre

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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ironman

  • noun a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
    iron man.

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summarize

  • verb give a summary (of)
    resume; sum up; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
  • verb be a summary of
    summarise; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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grunt-hoot

  • verb communicate by hooting and grunting, as of primates

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hooliganism

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    malicious mischief; vandalism.

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disagreeable

  • adjective not to your liking
    • a disagreeable situation
  • adjective satellite unpleasant to interact with
    • a disagreeable old man

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neck

  • noun the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
    cervix.
    • he admired her long graceful neck
    • the horse won by a neck
  • noun a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

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sarcasm

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    irony; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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nebbish

  • noun (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton
    nebbech.

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jeering

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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offend

  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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accursed

  • adjective satellite under a curse
    accurst; maledict.
  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; execrate; anathematise; anathemise; comminate; anathemize; anathematize.

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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pester

  • verb annoy persistently
    badger; beleaguer; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

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pant

  • noun the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
  • noun (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    trouser.
    • he had a sharp crease in his trousers

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wishing

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wish; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • verb hope for; have a wish
    wish.
    • I wish I could go home now

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he-man

  • noun a man who is virile and sexually active
    macho-man; stud.

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widowman

  • noun a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
    widower.

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clotheshorse

  • noun a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.

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indirect_request

  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    wish.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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cachinnate

  • verb laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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vilify

  • verb spread negative information about
    vituperate; rail; revile.
    • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

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spoof

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb make a parody of
    burlesque; parody.
    • The students spoofed the teachers

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badger

  • noun sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  • noun a native or resident of Wisconsin
    Wisconsinite.

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treat

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; dainty.
  • noun an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

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swearword

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted

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macho-man

  • noun a man who is virile and sexually active
    he-man; stud.

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troubler

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; troublemaker; bad hat; trouble maker.

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stultify

  • verb prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
    • nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself
  • verb cause to appear foolish
    • He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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baboo

  • noun used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
    babu.

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express_mirth

  • verb produce laughter
    express joy; laugh.

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bummer

  • noun an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing
    • having to stand in line so long was a real bummer
  • noun a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug

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mistreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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man-child

  • noun a child who is male
    male offspring.

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herr

  • noun a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
  • noun a German courtesy title or form of address for a man

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clamor

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    cacophony; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamour; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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father_figure

  • noun a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
    father surrogate.

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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little_lord_fauntleroy

  • noun an excessively polite and well-dressed boy
    Fauntleroy.

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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greek_mythology

  • noun the mythology of the ancient Greeks

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adult_male

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    man.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus

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hunter

  • noun someone who hunts game
    huntsman.
  • noun a person who searches for something
    • a treasure hunter

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introduce

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    acquaint; present.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb bring something new to an environment
    innovate.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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flout

  • verb treat with contemptuous disregard
    scoff.
    • flout the rules
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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deviltry

  • noun wicked and cruel behavior
    devilry.
  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; shenanigan; devilry.

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tantalizer

  • noun someone who tantalizes; a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach
    tantaliser.

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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adam

  • noun (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
  • noun Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)
    Robert Adam.

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foster-brother

  • noun your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
    foster brother.

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vituperate

  • verb spread negative information about
    vilify; rail; revile.
    • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

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good_person

  • noun a person who is good to other people

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teller

  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    vote counter.
  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
    Edward Teller.

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humourist

  • noun someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
    humorist.

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bedevil

  • verb treat cruelly
    rag; crucify; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher
  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    discombobulate; confuse; fox; confound; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher

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trouble_maker

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; troublemaker; bad hat; troubler.

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bawdry

  • noun lewd or obscene talk or writing
    bawdy.
    • it was smoking-room bawdry
    • they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy

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express_joy

  • verb produce laughter
    express mirth; laugh.

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university

  • noun the body of faculty and students at a university
  • noun establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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devilment

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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disregard

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    neglect.
  • noun willful lack of care and attention
    neglect.

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get_to

  • verb reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
    progress to; make; reach.
    • We made it!
    • She may not make the grade
  • verb arrive at the point of
    • She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long

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abel

  • noun Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
    Niels Abel; Niels Henrik Abel.
  • noun (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain

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vexation

  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    chafe; annoyance.
  • noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    botheration; annoyance; irritation.

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unwelcome

  • adjective not welcome; not giving pleasure or received with pleasure
    • unwelcome publicity
    • unwelcome interruptions
    • unwelcome visitors
  • adjective satellite not welcome
    unwished-for; unwished.
    • unwelcome publicity

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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shlemiel

  • noun (Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler
    schlemiel.

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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persona

  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    role; part; character; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    image.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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deride

  • verb treat or speak of with contempt
    • He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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travesty

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    farce; farce comedy.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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tantalization

  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    teasing; ribbing; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

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croaking

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croak.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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get_under_one's_skin

  • verb irritate
    get.
    • Her childish behavior really get to me
    • His lying really gets me

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exclamation

  • noun an abrupt excited utterance
    exclaiming.
    • she gave an exclamation of delight
    • there was much exclaiming over it
  • noun a loud complaint or protest or reproach

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tension

  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    stress; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor
  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tautness; tenseness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body

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call_out

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; cry; cry out; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost
  • verb call out loudly, as of names or numbers

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rallying_cry

  • noun a slogan used to rally support for a cause
    cry; war cry; watchword; battle cry.
    • a cry to arms
    • our watchword will be `democracy'
  • noun a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    battle cry; war cry; war whoop.

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surrogate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; alternate.
  • noun a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
    deputy.

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irony

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
  • noun incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

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jolly

  • noun a happy party
  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly boat.

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lad

  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke
  • noun a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
    laddie; sonny; cub; sonny boy.

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sibilant

  • noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    sibilant consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; fricative; strident; continuant.

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stud

  • noun a man who is virile and sexually active
    he-man; macho-man.
  • noun ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    rivet.

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hollering

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout out
    holler; holler out.
    • He hollered out to surrender our weapons

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persona_non_grata

  • noun a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    unwelcome person.

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impudence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impertinence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    impertinence; freshness; crust; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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ass

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • noun a pompous fool

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bedevilment

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    torment; worrying; badgering.

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impertinence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impudence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    freshness; crust; impudence; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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imprecate

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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vocalise

  • verb sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    vocalize.
  • verb pronounce as a vowel
    vowelise; vocalize; vowelize.
    • between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized

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white_man

  • noun a man who is White

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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disrespect

  • noun an expression of lack of respect
    discourtesy.
  • noun a disrespectful mental attitude

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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verbalisation

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalization.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalization.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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parodist

  • noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
    lampooner.

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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chortle

  • noun a soft partly suppressed laugh
    chuckle.
  • verb laugh quietly or with restraint
    laugh softly; chuckle.

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ploughboy

  • noun a boy who leads the animals that draw a plow
    plowboy.

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give-and-take

  • noun an exchange of views on some topic
    word; discussion.
    • we had a good discussion
    • we had a word or two about it
  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; raillery; backchat.

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apprisal

  • noun informing by words
    telling; notification.

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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chevy

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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latent_hostility

  • noun feelings of hostility that are not manifest
    tension.
    • he could sense her latent hostility to him
    • the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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heckle

  • noun a comb for separating flax fibers
    hatchel.
  • verb comb with a heckle
    hatchel; hackle.
    • heckle hemp or flax

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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sizz

  • verb express or utter with a hiss
    sibilate; siss; hiss.
  • verb make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
    sibilate; siss; hiss.

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clamour

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
    clamor.
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment

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hoot

  • noun a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.

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madden

  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    craze.
  • verb drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves

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hamstring

  • noun one of the tendons at the back of the knee
    hamstring tendon.
  • verb make ineffective or powerless
    • The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules

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chevvy

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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storyteller

  • noun someone who tells a story
    narrator; teller.
  • noun someone who tells lies
    fibber; fabricator.

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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manliness

  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
    virility; manfulness.

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fella

  • noun a boy or man
    cuss; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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catcall

  • noun a cry expressing disapproval
  • verb utter catcalls at

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galoot

  • noun a disreputable or clumsy man

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clapperclaw

  • verb claw with the nails
  • verb use foul or abusive language towards
    shout; blackguard; abuse.
    • The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket
    • The angry mother shouted at the teacher

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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lampoon

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb ridicule with satire
    satirize; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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automobile

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; motorcar; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • verb travel in an automobile

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break_someone's_heart

  • verb cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody
    • The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend

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revilement

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    abuse; vilification; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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pant-hoot

  • verb communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates

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persecute

  • verb cause to suffer
    oppress.
    • Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union

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statement

  • noun a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
    • according to his statement he was in London on that day
  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    argument.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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chaser

  • noun a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    pursuer.
    • always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers
  • noun a drink to follow immediately after another drink

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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vilification

  • noun slanderous defamation
    smear; malignment.
  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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unmarried

  • adjective not married or related to the unmarried state
    single.
    • unmarried men and women
    • unmarried life
    • sex and the single girl
    • single parenthood
    • are you married or single?

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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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hue

  • noun the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
    chromaticity.
  • verb take on color or become colored
    • In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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stuffed

  • adjective satellite filled with something
    • a stuffed turkey
  • verb cram into a cavity
    stuff.
    • The child stuffed candy into his pockets

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clamouring

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; clamoring; hue and cry.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
    clamor; clamour.
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment

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needle

  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf.
  • noun a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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adonis

  • noun any handsome young man
  • noun annual or perennial herbs
    genus Adonis.

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profanity

  • noun vulgar or irreverent speech or action

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burlesque

  • noun a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; parody.

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consonant

  • noun a speech sound that is not a vowel
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

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grunt

  • noun the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    oink.
  • noun an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    • infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts
    • he went from grunt to chairman in six years

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caustic_remark

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; satire.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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twit

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twirp; twerp.
  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    taunt; taunting.

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boyfriend

  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; young man.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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hooray_henry

  • noun a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man

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exultation

  • noun a feeling of extreme joy
    jubilancy; jubilation; jubilance.
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; rejoicing.

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dandy

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    yawl.

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bother

  • noun an angry disturbance
    trouble; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain in the ass; pain; infliction; botheration; pain in the neck.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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aah

  • verb express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
    ooh.
    • They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents

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blasphemer

  • noun a person who speaks disrespectfully of sacred things

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bey

  • noun (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt
    • he introduced me to Ahmet Bey
  • noun the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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boy_wonder

  • noun an extremely talented young male person

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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embody

  • verb represent in bodily form
    substantiate; incarnate; body forth.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    be; personify.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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mirth

  • noun great merriment
    gleefulness; glee; mirthfulness; hilarity.

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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    swearing.

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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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yodel

  • noun a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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crucify

  • verb kill by nailing onto a cross
    • Jesus Christ was crucified
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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fashion

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

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tantalize

  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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mensch

  • noun a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics
    mensh.

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father_surrogate

  • noun a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
    father figure.

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voicer

  • noun someone who regulates the tone of organ pipes
  • noun a speaker who voices an opinion

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minx

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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make_fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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narrator

  • noun someone who tells a story
    storyteller; teller.

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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dirty_word

  • noun an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    obscenity; smut; filth; vulgarism.
  • noun a word that is considered to be unmentionable
    • `failure' is a dirty word to him

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aged

  • noun people who are old collectively
    elderly.
    • special arrangements were available for the aged
  • verb begin to seem older; get older
    age.
    • The death of his wife caused him to age fast

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pasquinade

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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laugher

  • noun a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
  • noun an easy victory
    romp; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.

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misrepresent

  • verb represent falsely
    belie.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; fudge; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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profanely

  • adverb with curses
    • muttering profanely
  • adverb in an irreverent or profane manner
    • he kept wondering profanely why everything bad happened to him

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juvenal

  • noun Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
    Decimus Junius Juvenalis.

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witch-hunter

  • noun someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions

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unpleasant_person

  • noun a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
    disagreeable person.

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provoker

  • noun someone who deliberately foments trouble
    firebrand; inciter; instigator; instigant.
    • she was the instigator of their quarrel

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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cry_out

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; call out; cry; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

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append

  • verb add to the very end
    affix; add on; supplement.
    • He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language
  • verb fix to; attach
    tack on; tack; tag on; hang on.
    • append a charm to the necklace

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butterfly

  • noun diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  • noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
    butterfly stroke.

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instigator

  • noun someone who deliberately foments trouble
    firebrand; inciter; instigant; provoker.
    • she was the instigator of their quarrel
  • noun a person who initiates a course of action
    initiator.

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senhor

  • noun a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'

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pain

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    painfulness.
    • the pain of loneliness

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taunt

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunting.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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infliction

  • noun the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
    imposition.
  • noun an act causing pain or damage

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inconvenience

  • noun an inconvenient discomfort
    incommodiousness.
  • noun a difficulty that causes anxiety
    worriment; troublesomeness.

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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bring_forward

  • verb cause to move forward
    advance.
    • Can you move the car seat forward?
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    call up.
    • The case was called up in court

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lay_out

  • verb lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    range; array; set out.
    • lay out the clothes
    • lay out the arguments
  • verb get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set; set up.
    • set up an experiment
    • set the table
    • lay out the tools for the surgery

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masher

  • noun a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
    skirt chaser; wolf; woman chaser.
  • noun a kitchen utensil used for mashing (e.g. potatoes)

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nuisance

  • noun (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
  • noun a bothersome annoying person
    pain in the neck; pain.
    • that kid is a terrible pain

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siss

  • verb express or utter with a hiss
    sizz; sibilate; hiss.
  • noun a female person who has the same parents as another person
    sis; sister.
    • my sister married a musician

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ill-use

  • verb treat badly
    ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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rascality

  • noun the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
    prankishness; roguishness.
  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; shiftiness; trickiness.

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bug

  • noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  • noun a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
    glitch.

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divorced_man

  • noun a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
    grass widower.

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annoyer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; tease.

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martyrize

  • verb torture and torment like a martyr
    martyr; martyrise.

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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nettle

  • noun any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  • verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    urticate.

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howl

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    howling; ululation.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect
  • noun the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf

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torturing

  • noun the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
    torture.
    • it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession
  • verb torment emotionally or mentally
    torment; excruciate; torture; rack.

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macho

  • noun a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
  • adjective satellite used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    butch.

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poke_fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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ex-husband

  • noun a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
    ex.

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oppress

  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists
  • verb cause to suffer
    persecute.
    • Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union

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nebbech

  • noun (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton
    nebbish.

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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bait

  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; lure; sweetener; hook.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    decoy; lure.

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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cussedness

  • noun meanspirited disagreeable contrariness
    orneriness.

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shlimazel

  • noun (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything
    schlimazel.

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agonize

  • verb cause to agonize
    agonise.
  • verb suffer agony or anguish
    agonise.

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battle_cry

  • noun a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    rallying cry; war cry; war whoop.
  • noun a slogan used to rally support for a cause
    rallying cry; cry; war cry; watchword.
    • a cry to arms
    • our watchword will be `democracy'

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scatology

  • noun a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
  • noun (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)

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heckler

  • noun someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
    badgerer.

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pain_in_the_ass

  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain; infliction; bother; botheration; pain in the neck.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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give_tongue_to

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    utter; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse

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sendup

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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aggravator

  • noun an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
    annoyance.

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samson

  • noun (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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molest

  • verb harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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verbalize

  • verb be verbose
    verbalise.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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painfulness

  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    pain.
    • the pain of loneliness
  • noun the quality of being painful
    distressingness.
    • she feared the painfulness of childbirth

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aggravate

  • verb make worse
    worsen; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain
  • verb exasperate or irritate
    exasperate; exacerbate.

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latent

  • adjective satellite potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
    • a latent fingerprint
    • latent talent
  • adjective satellite (pathology) not presently active
    • latent infection
    • latent diabetes

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prickteaser

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; tease; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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shop_boy

  • noun a young male shop assistant

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blighter

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; cuss; pest; gadfly.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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skirt_chaser

  • noun a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
    masher; wolf; woman chaser.

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assertion

  • noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
    averment; asseveration.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    affirmation; statement.

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contumely

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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badgerer

  • noun someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
    heckler.

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debunk

  • verb expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    expose.
    • The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

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unfortunate_person

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate.

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chivvy

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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rasp

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasping.
  • noun a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    wood file.

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oppressor

  • noun a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures

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announce

  • verb make known; make an announcement
    denote.
    • She denoted her feelings clearly
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    declare.
    • The President declared war

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woman_chaser

  • noun a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
    masher; skirt chaser; wolf.

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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spirant

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    fricative consonant; fricative.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    fricative; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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antagonism

  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; hostility.
  • noun the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
    • the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism

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beau

  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; fellow; young man; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.

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hostility

  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will.
    • he could not conceal his hostility
  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; antagonism.

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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tantalus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus; condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink and beneath fruit that receded when he reached for it

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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antagonise

  • verb act in opposition to
    counteract; antagonize.
  • verb provoke the hostility of
    antagonize.
    • Don't antagonize your boss

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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gee

  • noun a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
    g-force; g.
  • verb turn to the right side
    • the horse geed

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tormentor

  • noun someone who torments
    persecutor; tormenter.
  • noun a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
    teaser; tormenter.

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nasty

  • adjective offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    awful.
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • adjective satellite exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    tight.
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

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philander

  • verb have amorous affairs; of men
    womanise; womanize.
    • He has been womanizing for years
  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquet; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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antagonist

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; opponent.
  • noun a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
    • when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist

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huff

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
    seeing red; miff.
  • verb inhale recreational drugs
    snort.
    • The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day
    • the kids were huffing glue

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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humorist

  • noun someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
    humourist.

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chasten

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chastise; castigate; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
  • verb restrain
    moderate; temper.

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swift

  • noun United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
    Gustavus Franklin Swift.
  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Jonathan Swift; Dean Swift.

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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irritant

  • noun something that causes irritation and annoyance
    thorn.
    • he's a thorn in my flesh

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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softly

  • adverb with low volume
    quietly.
    • speak softly but carry a big stick
    • she spoke quietly to the child
    • the radio was playing softly
  • adverb in a manner that is pleasing to the senses
    • she smiled softly

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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old_boy

  • noun a familiar term of address for a man
    old man.
  • noun a vivacious elderly man

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wish

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wishing; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    indirect request.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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crucifixion

  • noun the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
  • noun the death of Jesus by crucifixion

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uncloak

  • verb reveal the true nature of
    unmask.
    • The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician
  • verb remove a cloak from

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worrying

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; badgering.
  • noun the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    • vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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respond

  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
    react.
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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fricative

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    spirant; fricative consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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bozo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    guy; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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suspiration

  • noun an utterance made by exhaling audibly
    sigh.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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barb

  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; dig; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  • noun the pointed part of barbed wire

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shem

  • noun (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah

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disagreeable_person

  • noun a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
    unpleasant person.

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grass_widower

  • noun a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
    divorced man.

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wonder

  • noun the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    admiration; wonderment.
  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    marvel.
    • the wonders of modern science

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ill-treatment

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; abuse; ill-usage.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse

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snorter

  • noun someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound
  • noun something outstandingly difficult
    • the problem was a real snorter

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gentleman

  • noun a man of refinement
  • noun a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
    valet de chambre; man; gentleman's gentleman; valet.
    • Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

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roguery

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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put_out

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    disoblige; bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb put out considerable effort
    • He put out the same for seven managers

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sir

  • noun term of address for a man
  • noun a title used before the name of knight or baronet

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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taunting

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunt.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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hiss

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; sibilation.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; raspberry; bird; snort.

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scorn

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    despite; contempt; disdain.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun open disrespect for a person or thing
    contempt.

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fauntleroy

  • noun an excessively polite and well-dressed boy
    Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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bellowing

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout loudly and without restraint
    bellow; bawl.

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shaver

  • noun an adult male who shaves
  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

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male_person

  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male.

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hooter

  • noun informal terms for the nose
    snoot; nozzle; schnoz; snout; beak; schnozzle; honker.
  • noun a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
    automobile horn; horn; car horn; motor horn.

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dullard

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; pudding head; poor fish; stupe; stupid; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
  • noun a person who evokes boredom
    bore.

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joy

  • noun the emotion of great happiness
    joyfulness; joyousness.
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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unmarried_man

  • noun a man who has never been married
    bachelor.

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young_man

  • noun a teenager or a young adult male
    young buck.
  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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barrack

  • noun a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
  • verb lodge in barracks

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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premise

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; assumption.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • verb set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    • He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

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torturer

  • noun someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)

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jest_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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dally

  • verb behave carelessly or indifferently
    flirt; toy; play.
    • Play about with a young girl's affection
  • verb waste time
    dawdle.
    • Get busy--don't dally!

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exclaim

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    call out; cry; cry out; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost
  • verb state or announce
    promulgate; proclaim.
    • `I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
    • The King will proclaim an amnesty

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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buster

  • noun an informal form of address for a man
    dude; fellow.
    • Say, fellow, what are you doing?
    • Hey buster, what's up?
  • noun a robust child

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guffaw

  • noun a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
    belly laugh.
  • verb laugh boisterously
    laugh loudly.

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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bray

  • noun the cry of an ass
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    hee-haw.

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felicitation

  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    congratulation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation.

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vulgarism

  • noun an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    obscenity; smut; filth; dirty word.
  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarity; grossness.

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belie

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; contradict.
  • verb represent falsely
    misrepresent.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions

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loudly

  • adverb with relatively high volume
    aloud; loud.
    • the band played loudly
    • she spoke loudly and angrily
    • he spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him
    • cried aloud for help
  • adverb in manner that attracts attention
    clamorously; obstreperously.
    • obstreperously, he demanded to get service

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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agonise

  • verb cause to agonize
    agonize.
  • verb suffer agony or anguish
    agonize.

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discommode

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    disoblige; bother; inconvenience; incommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...

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witch

  • noun a female sorcerer or magician
    enchantress.
  • noun a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil

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mother's_son

  • noun a male person
    • every mother's son who could walk was there

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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comment

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    input; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    commentary.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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provocation

  • noun unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
    aggravation; irritation.
  • noun something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
    incitement; incitation.

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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simple

  • noun any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  • noun a person lacking intelligence or common sense
    simpleton.

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teasing

  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    tantalization; ribbing; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent
  • noun playful vexation
    • the parody was just a form of teasing

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gadfly

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; cuss; pest; blighter.
  • noun any of various large flies that annoy livestock

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vexer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    teaser; annoyer; tease.

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yelling

  • noun uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    shouting.
  • verb utter a sudden loud cry
    cry; hollo; squall; shout; call; holler; yell; scream; shout out.
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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laugh

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laughter.
  • noun a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
    • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

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call_up

  • noun an order to report for military duty
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    bring forward.
    • The case was called up in court

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holloa

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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mumble

  • noun a soft indistinct utterance
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; maunder; mutter.

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cu

  • noun a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
    copper; atomic number 29.

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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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turkey

  • noun large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    Meleagris gallopavo.
  • noun a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
    Republic of Turkey.

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devil

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.
  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.

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filth

  • noun any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
    crud; skank.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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dun

  • noun horse of a dull brownish grey color
  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    fawn; greyish brown; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun

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mensh

  • noun a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics
    mensch.

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shout

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    • My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

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yellow_man

  • noun offensive term for an Asian man

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scout

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; picket; sentry; watch; lookout man; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

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monkey

  • noun any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scamp; scalawag.

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suspicion

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; hunch.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    distrust; mistrust; misgiving.

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pain_in_the_neck

  • noun a bothersome annoying person
    nuisance; pain.
    • that kid is a terrible pain
  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain in the ass; pain; infliction; bother; botheration.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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derogation

  • noun a communication that belittles somebody or something
    depreciation; disparagement.
  • noun (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law
    • any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed

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exasperate

  • verb exasperate or irritate
    aggravate; exacerbate.
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense.

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buck

  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    vaulting horse; long horse.
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; dollar; one dollar bill.

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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resister

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    opposer; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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moan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    groan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    groan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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observe

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb make mention of
    note; mention; remark.
    • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
    • They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing

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incommode

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    disoblige; bother; inconvenience; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...

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representative

  • noun a person who represents others
  • noun an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    spokesperson; interpreter; voice.
    • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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gag

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    joke; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    muzzle.

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cain

  • noun (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God

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titter

  • noun a nervous restrained laugh
  • verb laugh nervously
    giggle.
    • The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom

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eunuch

  • noun a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    castrate.
    • eunuchs guarded the harem

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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jeerer

  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    flouter; mocker; scoffer.

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profane

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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eat_into

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; rankle.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered

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scoundrel

  • noun a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
    villain.

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socialist

  • noun a political advocate of socialism
  • adjective advocating or following the socialist principles
    socialistic.
    • socialistic government

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schlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlepper; shlepper; shlep.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    shlep.

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chap

  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke
  • noun a long narrow depression in a surface
    crevice; cranny; fissure; crack.

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windbag

  • noun a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
    gasbag.

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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depreciation

  • noun a decrease in price or value
    • depreciation of the dollar against the yen
  • noun decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
    wear and tear.

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fun

  • noun activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    merriment; playfulness.
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around
  • noun verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    play; sport.
    • he became a figure of fun
    • he said it in sport

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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congratulation

  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    felicitation.
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    felicitation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

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hurting

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    pain.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; smart; hurt.

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yowl

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb cry loudly, as of animals
    wrawl; howl; yammer.
    • The coyotes were howling in the desert

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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assibilation

  • noun the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
  • noun pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
    sibilation.

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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esquire

  • noun (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
  • noun a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
    Esq.

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somebody

  • noun a human being
    someone; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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anguish

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; torture.
  • noun extreme distress of body or mind

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speech_production

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speaking.

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portray

  • verb portray in words
    • The book portrays the actor as a selfish person
  • verb make a portrait of
    depict; limn.
    • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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ex-boyfriend

  • noun a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend

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troublemaker

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; bad hat; trouble maker; troubler.

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shirt

  • noun a garment worn on the upper half of the body
  • verb put a shirt on

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excruciation

  • noun a state of acute pain
    agony; suffering.
  • noun the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
    crucifixion.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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paterfamilias

  • noun the male head of family or tribe
    patriarch.

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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roll_call

  • noun calling out an official list of names

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fashion_plate

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik.
  • noun a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress

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romance

  • noun a relationship between two lovers
    love affair.
  • noun an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    romanticism.

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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badgering

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; worrying.
  • verb annoy persistently
    badger; beleaguer; pester; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

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inamorato

  • noun a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship

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thorn

  • noun something that causes irritation and annoyance
    irritant.
    • he's a thorn in my flesh
  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; prickle; spikelet; sticker.

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crack_up

  • verb suffer a nervous breakdown
    crock up; break up; collapse; crack.
  • verb rhapsodize about

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let_loose

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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ill-usage

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; ill-treatment; abuse.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse

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mockery

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; jeering.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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misstate

  • verb state something incorrectly
    • You misstated my position

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banter

  • noun light teasing repartee
    give-and-take; raillery; backchat.
  • verb be silly or tease one another
    chaff; josh; jolly; kid.
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

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male_child

  • noun a youthful male person
    boy.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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razzing

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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rasping

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasp.
  • verb scrape with a rasp
    rasp.

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signor

  • noun used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
    signior.

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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stuffed_shirt

  • noun a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned

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seth

  • noun (Old Testament) third son of Adam and Eve; given by God in place of the murdered Abel
  • noun evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
    Set.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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mention

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    reference.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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utterance

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    vocalization.

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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vocalizer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    utterer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalist; vocaliser.

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lampooner

  • noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
    parodist.

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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aggro

  • noun (informal British usage) aggravation or aggression
    • I skipped it because it was too much aggro

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jonathan_swift

  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Dean Swift; Swift.

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snigger

  • noun a disrespectful laugh
    snicker; snort.
  • verb laugh quietly
    snicker.

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devilry

  • noun wicked and cruel behavior
    deviltry.
  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan.

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drilling

  • noun the act of drilling
    boring.
  • noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    oil production; boring.

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bellow

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Saul Bellow; Solomon Bellow.

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halloo

  • noun a shout to attract attention
    • he gave a great halloo but no one heard him
  • verb urge on with shouts
    • halloo the dogs in a hunt

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ill-tempered

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.

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obscenity

  • noun the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
    salaciousness; salacity; bawdiness; lewdness.
  • noun an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    smut; filth; dirty word; vulgarism.

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old_man

  • noun a man who is very old
    graybeard; greybeard; Methuselah.
  • noun a familiar term of address for a man
    old boy.

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peeve

  • noun an annoyed or irritated mood
  • verb cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

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maleness

  • noun the properties characteristic of the male sex
    masculinity.

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beset

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    set upon.

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